Food truck fest to promote food from God

To raise money to send people to the Bible Bee in Texas, a Manna Food Truck EXTRAvaganza will be held Saturday at Oak Park from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The Manna Food Truck event will host 10 or more food trucks along with a bouncy house, live bands, vendors, ministry, and face painting. Entry will cost $5 per person with a $20 max for families.

“The main thing is that it is a Bible fundraiser,” said Jeff Hoverson, who is one of the hosts. “Our goal is to raise enough money to hopefully send a few families to Texas.”

Hoverson explained that it can cost around $6,000 for the trip and while they can’t expect to be able to pay for it all, they fundraise to hopefully help out those attending the Bible Bee, which many kids will study for months for from September to November. They will often do many different fundraisers throughout the year, but decided to try out a food truck fest in hopes of lessening the stress and having a more unique fundraiser.

Food trucks that will be present include Try Thai Food, The Shack, Jimmy V’s, Love Ice Cream, Larson’s Kettle Korn, and more. Live music will be performed by the Peterson Family Band, Daniel Starks, Warland Family, and more.

A family event, Hoverson says the Manna Food Truck EXTRAvaganza is both a fundraiser and a celebration of manna, the food from heaven.